It’s match day five in the CAF Champions League group stages and Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up to take on Al Hilal away from home at the Al Hilal. The Brazilians have already qualified for the last eight and will be going out to maintain their formidable winning streak in the competition having won all the games that they have played thus far. Masandawana will be eager to get back to winning ways after playing a 1-1 draw in the league against Black Leopards in their most recent fixture.
“We are happy to be here , we are happy to play an important match with a great side that has so much history, success and prestige. We are looking forward to having a good clash against this good side”, said Coach Rulani Mokwena.
Masandawana have already tasted victory against The Blue Wave as they beat them by two goals to nil in the first leg at home, courtesy of strikes by Mosa Lebusa and Kermit Erasmus.
The encounter takes place a week after seven Brazilians were in action for Bafana Bafana in AFCON qualifier action, but Coach Mokwena says the team are not out to ‘seek revenge’ on the Sudanese outfit: “We are a team that is inspired by the goals, aspirations and targets that we set for ourselves as a team. The unfortunate results of our national team has nothing to do with Mamelodi Sundowns, but being from South Africa our egos are bruised. The happiness index is affected within our country, we have an indirect responsibility to carry the hopes of our country but we are not driven by that. This being our last away game we want to get to the knockout stages with the winning feeling.”
Bafana Ba Style is one if the few sides who have not registered a defeat in this year’s competition and are currently on a run of 26 games unbeaten which is the longest in the clubs history.
The game will takes place at Al Hilal stadium with kick off at 15:00 CAT
Information on broadcast will be communicated soon.